Dendrobium aberanns is a wonderful miniature species from Papua New Guinea. Its flowers are relatively long lasting, and can be profuse with a larger plant. It has been used as a parent in many commonly available hybrids, including one of our favorites, the durable and ever-flowering Dendrobium Aussie (Micro) Chip.
While Dendrobium aberrans is generally considered a warm grower, we have had them grow and flower in the warm area with Phalaeneopsis and in the cool rom with other Dendrobium from New Guinea. They have done well both mounted and in a small basket. However, since this species does prefer to be moist, it is susceptible to moss-overgrowth, which can be detrimental to the roots. With high humidity (60-70%), we are successful growing it bare-rooted on slabs after it is established.
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